Morning Joe ventured into well-trodden territory on Thursday when they discussed the current state of the GOP and the type of leader the party needs to revitalize itself. One strong leader is all the party needs, the panel agreed. Specifically, one who’s unafraid of confronting members of the party who make outrageous remarks (a là Allen West). “If I’m a Republican, I want everybody to run for president,” James Carville asserted, noting that someone needs to stand out after beating everyone else. But if congressional Republicans keeping “saying stuff, you’re just going to have your
I would agree with the statement, "They resent everything." Playing "Dr. No" isn´t going to win back power. Listening, negotiating, making your case is a more impactful road to power.
For example, take Obamacare. It is the law of the land. Supremes have ruled on it. Sure, it has plenty of problems; negotiate and discuss those and make it better. But get passed this "the whole thing should be repealed" attitude. That isn´t going to happen. Get in the trenches and make it a better program - more cost-effective, more workable. The all or nothing approach is not working.
I´m confused. Carville says the GOP needs a leader who will "slap somebody back" and "turn out against the crazies in your own party". Barnicle says the GOP "resents" everything such as gay marriage, "immigrants", and, horrors, common-sense talk. We are the party of the "resentment factor". So here´s where I get confused. Who among the Democrats is their leader? Seriously? Is it Obama? If so, who does he "slap back" when they make crazy comments about guns, rape, not reading a law before voting on it, etc. Or how about when they take pictures of their privates and send them to co-eds or spend campaign money on Michael Jackson memorabilia? Yeah, those crazies. And the King of Resentment rests in the WH with his Queen as I write. They resent the wealthy, the successful, the religious, gun owners, patriots, the military. But to hear these two lefty idiots, the Democrats are our only hope, cause they´re just so brilliant, tough and welcome all ideas. Right.
1. Yeah, well -- if everything the Administration and/or Dem party pushes is damaging, un-Constitutional, or both, then everything they offer ought to be opposed 100%.
2. FTA: Mike Barnicle.... said the party needs to realize that the talk radio audience "is not the country."
Yeah, well, with some 305-million-plus, there is no "thing" that´s "the country." Including: NARAL; NAMBLA; SEIU; La Raza; the AFT; the CBC; the Sierra Club; NOW; and on and on and on. Oh -- it might be something else yet again if 55 million babies hadn´t been killed on the wishes of the women who were pregnant with them [can´t call them the "mothers"].
3. FTA: [Barnicle said].... secondly: "They resent everything. They resent immigrants, they resent gay marriage, they resent common-sense talk. The resentment factor is so thick among some Republicans."
Well, Mike -- ah, nuts. No point making a seriatim refutation. He´d never notice the intellectual whupping. So I´ll just ask, "Wrote that yourself, didja, Mike? Hmmm?"
In response to #3. Crawl back into your democratic underground hole mr/mrs rabbit. Obumba care is pure fascism and against all that we stand form. Take your professional paid for trolling Borge resistance is futile message and stick it where the sun dont shine. I wonder what its like to be paid to troll the internet all day.
I am worried about the national debt. I am worried about more taxes on me preventing me from buying things my family needs. I am worried about government intrusion into my daily life and its simple pleaures. Call me crazy if you want, but my worries are not crazy.
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There is a disturbing undercurrent in Obama’s campaign-style speech on behalf of Obamacare rat the White House today. Obama never credits opponents of the law with the substance of their criticism. He does not attribute decent motives or good faith opposition to them. Rather, he treats them as “wreckers” (as they were deemed in the Soviet Union) guilty of destructive thought crime: Now, we may never satisfy the law’s opponents. I think that’s fair to say. Some of them are rooting for this law to fail — that’s not my opinion, by the way, they say it pretty explicitly. (Laughter.)
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Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) said on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” Wednesday that when Jesus fed five thousand people with five loaves of bread and two fish, “he didn’t charge food stamps.” “When Jesus had those five loaves and two fishes, he didn´t charge food stamps. He didn´t ask anybody how much money they had. He fed them because they were hungry, and that´s really where we ought to be,” McDermott said in response to Republican critics of the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). In September, the House approved a plan by Republicans to cut $39 billion in food stamps over the next
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him